Madonna scandals ain't what they used to be

92141__madonna_lMadonna has angered some Kabbalist rabbis with her new song, ”Isaac,” about 16th-century Kabbalist sage Rabbi Yitzhak Luria. ”Jewish law forbids the use of the name of the holy rabbi for profit,” Rabbi Rafael Cohen told Israeli newspaper Maariv. ”Her act is just simply unacceptable and I can only sympathize for her because of the punishment that she is going to receive from the heavens.”

Of course, Madonna has inspired such talk before. Remember the good old days, back in the ”Like a Prayer” era, when people were upset about Madonna appropriating religious iconography because she was too sexy? Now, the complaint is that the Material Mom is just too materialistic. Yawn.

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  • Mike

    I’m pretty sure that a song called Isaac – about a 16th centry scholar – is not the commercial selling point of Madonna’s new album. Lighten up, Rabbis.

  • Esther Kustanowitz

    Shock and awe…rabbis disapproving of Madonna’s music? Half the people I know, rabbis or not, disapproved of American Life. Poor Madge, losing out on the vital rabbi demographic of the pop music market…

  • claudio

    Madonna made us re-evalute what christianity stands for and now she is doing it for the jews. What’s wrong with that?? Are the Rabbi’s worried that people will start thinking and question their faith and know that it’s all BS. Great Job Madonna. Provoke with Music. Always be yourself.

  • Todd

    another example of how celebs value celebrity over religion, especially when the two desires conflict

  • Bilvis

    Madonna is all scandal and no substance…well, it’s been awhile since she’s had substance anyway!

  • Brad

    I love her! You go Mo!

  • Aaldert

    They haven to lighten up, if it wasn’t for Madonna nobody would have known about kabballah. She’s the best spoke woman they could ever have! Can’t wait for her new album though!

  • dma

    Can’t she ever release an album without some controversy written all over it? Sheesh!

  • John

    “Madonna is Jewish in the same way she’s British.”
    you really got to give it up for the daily show. She’s such a hack.

  • into the right

    World Cup 2006 Awards Day 4

    he decides what to do. He rolls it out from under his right foot, and touches it once more

  • Jenny

    She wouldn’t be Madonna if she did not do something stupid. She does not know how to do anything else. She is one sick puppy! I feel sorry for her. She is just a silly woman that does not know when to quit.

  • Indianafan

    Happy Birthday Madonna. You are the best.

  • Juju

    Here is a little ditty for Indiana fan: To you she’s the best, to me you are a pest.

  • Anonymous

    When she was Catholic, she pissed off Christians.
    Now she is Kabbalist and pissing off Jews.
    Anyone else see a pattern, or am I reading too much into this?

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